Land Warrent Catherine Crow.
An Old Document. The following is a copy of Land Warrant No. 160, for a tract of land in what was then Cumberland, but is now Franklin ' county. The original document document is on file in the Land Office of the Com - monwealth. John Penn, whose signature it bears, was a grandson of William Penn, and at the time the warrant was written, he was Colonial Governor : BY THE PROPRIETARIES Pennsylvania s - Whereas, It is now represented by Catharine Catharine Crow, Widow and Relict of James Crow, late of Hamilton Township, in Cumberland County, and by divers of . the reputable Inhabitants Inhabitants of the said TowqBhip and Neighborhood, Neighborhood, that the said James Crow, living on a Plantation in the said Township which was first settled and improved by a certain John Irwin who sold and assigned his Right Possession and claim - thereof to the said James Crow, his House was on the third of June last beset by some Enemy Indians who took the said Catharine Prisoner on her going out early in tbe morning and that the said James on hearing her cries coming out to her Relief was shot dead and scalped by the Indians, Indians, who also carried off with the said Cath arine four of her children who are still in Captivity among the Indians but that she on the sixth Day after her being taken providentially providentially escape and got back into the settled Part of the Province And hath now humbly besought us to grant unto her in a a Warrent for the surveying to her in Trust for herself and children Two Hundred Acres of Land to include the said Improvement to her said late husband And we commiserating the unhappy Circumstances of her and her Children and towards a - Provision for their Relief and Support when redeemed from Captivity do grant her Request And these are therefore to require you to survey or cause to be surveyed the said Two hundred Acres of Land in the said Township joining the lands of William Brattan William Rankin and Margaret Hamilton to include the said Improvement Improvement late of the said James Crow And make Return thereof into our Secretary's Office in Order for Confirmation to the said Catharine in Trust for herself and Children Viz William and John the Sons and James and Mary her Daughters by the said James Crow and their Heirs on the common Terms of Fiva Pounds Sterling or Value thereof in Coin current at the Rate of Exchange between between Philadelphia and London ana Quit Rent of One Penny per Acre And for your so doing this shall be your sufficient Warrant. Given under mv Hand and tne seal ot the Land office by Virtue of Certain Powers from the said Proprietaries at Philadelphia this fifteenth fifteenth day of November in the year 1764. To John Lukens Esqr 1 Signed surveyor General J John aenn. t